Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Local Art Seen: Plys at the PRØVE

Before talking about Plys at the PRØVE I wanted to remind you that you won't want to miss Cecilia Lieder's "Reflections" show this Saturday.

Also worth noting, the call has gone out for the annual Art in Bayfront Park event that is now of feature of Duluth summer events.  These events are a great way to see a wide variety of artists' works, though the downside is that they can be so weather dependent. Artists will find details in the A&E section of today's Trib.

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Last Friday evening the PROVE had a show featuring skateboard art that I believe is headed toward becoming an annual tradition. From what I hear it really draws in a large crowd of young people. It's amazing how embedded the skateboard has become in our culture. It's only natural that the boards themselves would become the canvases for artists' imaginations.

To be honest, I was not familiar with the term "Plys", but it's easy to see where the word derives from. Plywood is layers of material molded or joined together. One definition includes the notion of twisting. Here are some of the things I saw there early in the evening before hitting the road.

FWIW Dept.
On this day in 1978 Georgio de Chirico died.

Tomorrow evening at ten the late nighters might wish to find their way to the Red Herring Lounge to experience Ellipses Presents: My Duluth. Ellipses is a Twitter name for Brittany Sanford, creator of the #duluthart hashtag for those who follow the arts scene via Twitter. The event is a celebration of all things Duluth in the arts and music. There will be a five dollar cover, but you can win door prizes... and probably should.

Meantime, life goes on all around you. Don't be afraid to join the dance.

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